Haynes-Brown back from Crewe trial

Trialist defender Curtis Haynes Brown will not be offered a deal by Crewe Alexandra after the former Colchester defender returned to Lowestoft this week.

The 24 year old put in a 'steady' performance during a run out at Congleton on Monday night but it hasn't been enough to convince Crewe boss Dario Gradi and Steve Davis that he is deserving of a longer stay at Gresty Road.

Haynes-Brown had originally been thought to have been on a two-week trial with the League Two club, but after helping Crewe to a 4-0 win at Congleton it was announced on Wednesday that The Blues defender will return to Crown Meadow.

Other Lowestoft Town developments off the field this week have seen Christy Finch sign a new one-year extension to his Lowestoft contract. The young striker spent a large part of last season on loan, and last week he agreed to go on loan in the forthcoming campaign to Ridgeons League premier division newcomers Gorleston for three months.

Fellow Blues striker Michael Frew is understood to be a couple of weeks away from returning to running after his long injury lay-off, while Matt Nolan has undergone minor surgery, but it is understood he should be training again in a couple of weeks.

The early rounds of this season's FA Cup were drawn last Friday - and Lowestoft, who do not start their FA Cup campaign until the first round qualifying, are away against the winners of Stanway Rovers, Hadleigh United or Heybridge Swifts. The game is due to be played on September 17, with a 3pm kick off.

In the FA Trophy First Round Qualifying Lowestoft have been drawn away against either Brentwood Town or Leiston.

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This game will be away on Saturday, October 22, with a 3pm kick off.

In the FA Youth Cup, Lowestoft Youth Team are not in the draw until the first round qualifying, where they also are away, to either Brantham Athletic or Fakenham Town. If the youth team win their game they will be at home against either Needham Market or Great Yarmouth Town or Swaffham Town.

Lowestoft's annual meeting is on Wednesday, July 20, with a 7.30pm start.